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Mar 22, 2005 - General, Windows XP    1 Comment

How can I set the default browser on my computer back to Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)?

By default, IE checks whether it’s the default browser each time it starts. If you disabled this check, you can reenable it by performing these steps:

Start IE.
From the Tools menu, select Internet Options.
Click the Programs tab.
Select the “Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser” check box and click OK.
When you restart IE, you’ll be given the option to make it your default browser.

Feb 21, 2005 - General, Windows XP    1 Comment

What is the Windows XP Tweaking Companion?

The Windows XP Tweaking Companion (XPTC) is the complete Windows XP and system optimization guide. No longer do you have to put up with so-called XP Tweak Guides which have a handful of Registry tweaks and some vague optimization advice – the XPTC brings an enormous range of detailed descriptions and resources together in one free 170 page downloadable PDF file. Everything from the correct installation of Windows and critical software and drivers, through to recommendations for every significant setting in XP, all the major performance, visual and convenience tweaks, and descriptions of XP’s functionality. The XPTC includes comprehensive chapters on overclocking, benchmarking and stress testing, troubleshooting and regular maintenance procedures. Basically the XPTC is the mother of all Windows XP Tweak Guides and System Optimization Guides, and it’s right here for you to try for yourself.

Download the XPTC

What is Grabber?

Grabber freeware allows you to make screenshots of a remote computer.
You must have administrative privileges on Computer name.
Someone must be logged on to Computer name.
Grabber.exe works on Windows 2000 and newer.
Download here

Freeware Caffeine prevents your PC from locking or going to sleep

Run this to prevent your PC screen from locking. It does this by simulating
that you’ve pressed the shift key once every 59 seconds.

Double-click the icon to temporarily disable Caffeine, and permit your screen
to lock.

Under Win98: a key down and then a key up event is simulated
Under Win2000/XP: a key up event is simulated

Download here

What is DropMyRights?

“DropMyRights is a very simple application to help users who must run as an administrator run applications in a much-safer context—that of a non-administrator. It does this by taking the current user’s token, removing various privileges and SIDs from the token, and then using that token to start another process, such as Internet Explorer or Outlook. This tool works just as well with Mozilla’s Firefox, Eudora, or Lotus Notes e-mail.”
Download the DropMyRights.msi file

Jan 15, 2005 - General, Windows 2000, Windows XP    2 Comments

Question: How can you remove invalid listings from Add/remove programs:

This method involves editing the registry. Make sure to have a verified registry backup before editing the registry

Select Start > Run

In the Open: line type regedit and press Enter.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstall

The Add/Remove Programs list is built from the keys listed beneath the Uninstall folder.

Locate the key for the program that has been uninstalled, right click the key and click Delete.

Open / View .Bat .log files in IIS6 Windows 2003

When you try and click on a .log file served from IIS6 you receive a 404 error.

You need to look through you log files and find out exactly what 404 IIS was giving. If it was 404 with a sub status of 3, then it is denied due to MIME Type, so make sure to add a .log/bat MIME Type at the website/vdir level and it should immediately be downloadable.

You can add the .log extension with application/octet-stream in the MIME types.

However, if that vdir has “Scripts and Executables” enabled and a Scriptmapping for .bat, then you will likely see 404.2 — in which case, you need to remove the Scriptmapping so that downloading is allowed.
If it returned 404 with a win32 error of 2, then that’s a real “file not found” — look at the vdir mapping to make sure the file actually exists where you think it does.

Create Lock Desktop Icon

You can lock the Windows 2000 or XP desktop with a click of an icon. Create a shortcut icon on the desktop to run the following command:

rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

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